What is your favorite Jimmy Stewart performance?

Posted: April 7, 2013

James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Jimmy Stewart underwent a change after this film. What is your favorite Jimmy Stewart performance? For Neal Gabler it’s a tie between It’s a Wonderful Life and Vertigo.

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  • Lucy Muller

    It’s a Wonderful Life

  • Lucy Muller

    Mortal Storm with Margaret Sullivan is really my favorite of his.

  • Terry Masi

    It’s A Wonderful Life and Rear Window .

  • jvvcjr

    For me, it’s a tie between “Anatomy of a Murder” and “Vertigo”.

  • Karen

    Rear Window & Vertigo. Jimmy Stewart & Hitchcock teaming up was Cinematic Brilliance!

    • jvvcjr

      Well, don’t forget that Jimmy and Hitch teamed up as early as 1948 with “Rope”. I enjoyed it, but for most viewers it wasn’t cinema magic.

  • Ed Arnold

    Mr Smith goes to Washington is my favorite James Stewart picture. Not only because he gives a great performance, but because it shows Congressional hypocrisy that seems totally true in today’s Congress.

  • Michelle

    It’s A Wonderful Life, without a doubt. I always like to think of Rear Window as kind of a sequel to It’s A Wonderful Life, with George Bailey getting able to travel the world as a photographer for National Geographic.

  • Ann Bell

    It’s a Wonderful Life goes without saying, but I also love Philadelphia Story and Harvey!

  • Elizabeth Batan

    Philadelphia Story. He should have gotten the girl!

  • Monte Kaplan

    I like Jimmy’s gritty performance in Winchester ’73.

  • Rebecca Lee

    I love the movie Shenandoah and James Stewart’s subtle yet powerful performance.

  • Keith Lisy

    Don’t forget an honorable mention for “Destry Rides Again!”

  • tee

    It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith and Rear Window

  • loosealiberal

    “Vertigo” and “Call Northside 777”. Third is “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

  • Jon David

    Tied between Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Rear Window!

  • Richard Hebron

    “Harvey” was Stewart’s best performance.

  • John O’Leary

    Jimmy Stewart dancing with Donna Reed in “It’s A Wonderful Life” before they take the plunge into the swimming pool.

  • z2knees

    Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life is as near a perfect performance by any actor committed to celluloid.